Friday, April 18, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Nutting not representing community

EDITOR:

When Ray Nutting wants something he is anything but subtle. While supporting D’Agostini for Sheriff he drove around for months with 8-foot billboards in the bed of his truck. When he wanted Rico Oller for Assembly he stood on Highway 50 in Placerville with a sign and yelled at passersby to vote for Rico. But when his constituents want him to oppose the Shingle Springs high density San Stino project he is silent.

At the community meeting on March 14, hundreds of residents were stupefied by the bright red line around Shingle Springs delineating a “Community Region” where high-density development is encouraged (contrary to the current General Plan zoning of one house on 5 acres). What few at this meeting realized was Ray Nutting spearheaded the addition of this Community Region to the General Plan when he was District 2 Supervisor in 2000. Several years ago, Ray Nutting told me the San Stino project will go forward in spite of public opinion, however, it will be downsized to approximately 800 units in order to appear to make concessions for the residents and CEQA.

This situation is similar to Jack Sweeney and the Diamond Springs MRF relocation debacle. The Diamond Springs community signed petitions and voiced its opposition at the board meetings to no avail. It was only when a petition to recall Jack Sweeney was circulated that he suspended these plans. Ray Nutting has over 13 years of work and back room dealings invested in the San Stino project. Proof of this lies in his e-mail admission that he talked to the contractor ex parte. It was only when he was challenged on the fact that this project is discretionary and can be rejected that he admitted ex parte conversations with the developer. Ray Nutting is representing himself and his own interests and not District 2.

Maybe the risk of losing salary, added retirement and a future in politics will motivate Ray Nutting to represent the community or risk the path of Jack Sweeney.

JOE COULTER
Shingle Springs

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  • 1036-FrankMarch 20, 2013 - 9:58 am

    Funny, Done-Nuttin was on vacation when this came up at the BOS, claiming he had "vacation" plans for a long time, people should of been smart enough last fall to give him a much longer vacation, a permanent one. Once the people really see how developers corrupt local govt. with their carrots on sticks for their bogus re-zones and extra density bonuses, they realize who works for who and how corruption has been allowed to spread by illicit campaign contributions and promises of more. Every time you see a developer at a campaign rally whispering to the candidate you know who bought who. Until people wake up and change it, these people will still think they are smarter then the rest and can fool most fools, for Done-Nuttin, he has made a career of it.

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  • francescaduchamp@att.netMarch 20, 2013 - 10:32 am

    instead of a Ray thing come to our meeting in Pollock and say "no" to these visioning ideas--they are about the New Economy...money has already been made--people are watching us in Pollock--come say "no"--or these UNELECTED groups will rule. The BOS meetings need to be attended...find the Economic group meetings--attend...and say "no"--this has been here for awhile--look at the links posted. Look at the "plans" from groups. Be involved.

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  • GTownWhistlerMarch 27, 2013 - 3:44 pm

    Since when has Nutting ever represented anyone other than his own self interests? For that matter when has he ever stood up and opposed the GOBs?

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  • Whitehall65March 28, 2013 - 9:24 am

    And yet the majority of you loosers in District 2 still vote him in office EVERY 4 years... :)

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  • loosierMarch 28, 2013 - 9:29 am

    a looser is a loser who can't spell "loser"

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  • Kathy OttenbergApril 03, 2013 - 12:28 pm

    Thanks for taking the time to post this useful information about our Supervisor and his involvement in his project. ... One can probably say with certainty that Nutting would NOT approve this development in his own neighborhood!!!

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